Summer Fashion Staples

Today I am joining BlogHer to answer the Life Well Lived Looking Your Best question:

What are your favorite summer staples? How do you bring the summer sun to your wardrobe?

Summers here in California equals longer date nights with my husband.  We love to use this season to hit the beach, visit downtown weeknight markets and shows, as well as host lots of barbecues and backyard movie nights.

Unfortunately it can also get extremely hot.  

In order to still enjoy all this summer fun, including lots of photo opportunities, I try to keep my wardrobe simple yet cute.

Here are a few of my summer must haves:

Dresses: no trying to match a top and bottom when I can just throw something on that allows lots of air flow down below!  I feel great about what I am wearing even if I am sweating in the heat!

Flip flops: I have a variety of flip flop sandals for super casual days or fancier nights out.  My feet stay cool and comfortable and I am still stylish.

Comfy coverups: Whether swimming at a friend's house, hitting the lake, or taking a trip to the beach, it is nice to have clothes that are comfy but also work well with throwing over a swimsuit.  Just like the flip flops, I have a variety of items to choose from.  Cute dress type coverups if we happen to be on vacation or cotton shorts and a t-shirt if I am hitting a hike that includes some swimming.

Summer flies by so I try to not waste too much time figuring out what to wear.  By having a few of these go-to staples I have more time for fun in the sun!

What are your favorite summer staples?  How do you bring summer sun to your wardrobe?

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